Governor Walker approves WIS 29 improvements in Brown County

Resurfacing project between US 141 and east Brown/Kewaunee County line

Release Date: Aug. 1, 2017

(Brown County) As part of his efforts to create jobs and make sure Wisconsin is open for business, Governor Scott Walker recently approved $3.247 million to improve 7.8 miles of WIS 29 from US 141 in the village of Bellevue to the east Brown/Kewaunee County line in Brown County. The two-part project is scheduled to begin Monday, August 14, with culvert pipe replacement taking place until October 15, 2017. Resurfacing of WIS 29 in the project area will begin in spring of 2018 and finish by the end of July in 2018. WIS 29 will be open to traffic at all times during the project.

Northeast Asphalt, Inc., Greenville, Wis. is the Prime Contractor.

The pavement along this section of WIS 29 is showing signs of distress including rutting and cracking. Several frost heaves and culvert dips have also been identified. The purpose of the project is to preserve and extend the structural integrity of the pavement.

2017 WIS 29 Project improvements and traffic impacts (Aug. 14 to Oct. 15, 2017):

  • Replace 15 pipe culverts crossings on WIS 29
  • Motorists can expect to encounter temporary lane closures and flagging through the work zone. The contractor will be required to provide full, two-lane operations throughout the project during non-work times.

2018 WIS 29 Project improvements and traffic impacts (Spring 2018 to July 2018):

  • Milling and paving WIS 29 using cold-in-place recycling
  • New pavement markings and signing
  • New centerline and shoulder rumble strips
  • Motorists can expect to encounter temporary lane closures and flagging through the work zone. The contractor will be required to provide full, two-lane operations throughout the project during non-work times.

Project benefits

Businesses, property owners, and the traveling public will benefit from new, smoother pavement along this stretch of highway. New rumble strips, pavement markings and signage will provide a safer roadway.

Construction details for this project will be provided weekly on the Northeast Region Weekly Highway Construction Update website. Construction updates will begin the first week of construction.

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For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager
Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-4153